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By Dennis M. Cusack
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, have found a wide and expanding commercial market as they have become cheaper to buy and easier to use.
By Erik C. Olson, Roderick Thompson
The district court had ruled the settlement agreement inadmissible for failure to use the magic words required by the California Evidence Code.
By Mary E. McCutcheon
Accordingly, this Court must endeavor to predict how the California Supreme Court would interpret the Contractual Liability Exclusion.
By Anthony Schoenberg
A case before the U.S. Supreme Court called Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons will decide whether the "first sale doctrine" under copyright law applies to goods first purchased outside the U.S.
By Doug Dexter, Holly Sutton
This fall, the California Legislature and Governor passed a number of changes to California employment laws, most of which take effect on Jan. 1.
By Jeffrey Fisher, James Morando, Anthony Schoenberg, Alex Reese
On November 27, 2012, the Northern District of California issued new Guidelines, a Checklist, and a Model Order regarding e-discovery and electronically stored information.
By James Morando, Tyler Gerking, Alex Reese
Looking for a possible new strategy to protect yourself against patent infringement lawsuits filed by non-practicing entities (NPEs)?
By Gary Kaplan, Brett Greenberg
Borrowers and their constituents generally benefit from certain limitations on personal liability for indebtedness secured by California real property.
By John Epperson
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is seeking comments on its latest draft of the proposed General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities (General Permit).
By George Argyris, Frederick Caspersen, Lara Gilman, Barbara Murphy, Kate Ohlandt, Evan Abrams, Susan Baise, Genevieve Larson, Kristine Waggener, Mark Weaver
Preferential gift and estate tax treatment afforded under current law is set to expire on December 31, 2012.
By Diego Acevedo, Amber Chrystal, Doug Dexter, Holly Sutton
The California Supreme Court announced its much-anticipated unanimous decision yesterday in the case of Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Court, clarifying the extent of an employer’s obligation to provide legally mandated meal and rest breaks.
By B. Scott Douglass, Eric Tausend
The California Court of Appeal recently issued another opinion on contractor licensing that has important implications to contractors and owners in California’s construction industry.
By Skip Spaulding, Sandra Edwards
On March 21, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an important ruling addressing the enforcement authority of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") under the federal Clean Water Act.
By Jeffrey Sykes
The California Court of Appeal clarified the law on a public entity’s right to recover attorneys’ fees in connection with its withholding of funds from a general contractor because of a stop notice filed by a subcontractor.
By Jeffrey Sykes, Eric Tausend
With the new year comes a host of changes to laws impacting the construction industry in California.
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